NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Workers' Compensation, Select Interim

TIME & DATE: 10:00AM, Thursday, February 26, 2004

PLACE: Capitol Extension E1.028

CHAIR: Senator Todd Staples


The Select Interim Committee on Workers' Compensation will meet on
Thursday, February 26 at 10 a.m. in E1.028.  The committee will consider
the following:

  I. Call to Order
 II. Roll Call
III. Opening Remarks
 IV. Introduction of Staff
  V. Adoption of Committee Rules
 VI. Invited Testimony on the following committee charges:

1. Examine the status of the Health Care Network Advisory Committee's
(HNAC) and the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission's
implementation of the regional workers' compensation health care
delivery networks outlined in Article 2 of HB 2600 (77th
Legislature, 2001).

6. Study the efficiency and effectiveness of the state's workers'
compensation system including a comparison of the medical and
indemnity costs associated with the Texas A&M University system,
the University of Texas system, the Texas Department of
Transportation and the State Office of Risk Management.  Evaluate
the potential costs and benefits associated with state agency
participation in workers' compensation networks.

 VII. Other Business
VIII. Adjourn/Recess